Thursday, July 17, 2008

Going Green

I saw this article yesterday about getting the greenest grass possible. Organic grass would be great but today I think I saw something even more green in every respect. Does not require anything but big bucks!


Faux Grass, Anyone?

This is the lawn of the house we are staging tomorrow.

This does not require water, fertilizer, aerating , auto sprinkler system, nagging hubby to mow and edge, or paying the neighbor kid, no crab grass, no dandelions, no bees, no weekly maintenance hassles and no big brown spots.

Now I know some of you are saying but what about the fresh scent of cut grass, the grass between your toes and all that. I say, get some comfy slippers and light a grass scented candle. I don't plan to be frolicking in the grass any time soon so this grass is my idea of going green!

Actually we do not have a blade of grass on our property. If you are stuck with the real thing~check out the article above!

This is my 270th post since I began blogging in December 2007. I think it calls for a free give-away. I have no idea what it is yet but something fun for your house! Make a comment for a chance to win the mystery prize. I will draw the winner in one week. Go for it ladies!

25 comments:

CA Poppy said...

I Love Prizes!!! That faux looks like it would be perfect in Ft McMurray.

Miss Jen said...

Wow!! Sign me up for some faux grass. I saw that they came out with vinyl mulch this year too. Also expensive but never having to replace it might be worth it!

Julie said...

Hmmmm I love the idea of faux grass. I need to look into that!!

Laura said...

Talk about a great product! I like how you put your picture and a Welcome up, really friendly and nice!

Deanna Munoz said...

Um, YA! I am so down for actually winning something! LOL!!
I love that fake grass, they should give it away though, because we looked into it and it is CRAZY expensive! LOL!!!

Jim said...

Ok, I want in...
So actually the faux lawn is making me think that there are some great spin-off business opp.s here...faux 'grass stain' pens...orderless, (yet realistic looking) 'dog-poo'... rubber 'dandelions' ...spray on 'brown spots'... Saturday morning 'lawn-mower' sound effects with or with/out that 'fresh-cut-grass-smell' (sold separately) ...'rent-a-gopher' dirt piles and mounds...and last but not least 'spray-on-morning-dew

Now, the real question is...will I really get the "Grand Prize" should MY name be drawn at random given my intimate relationship with the post-master of this Blog. We will see!

laura.elizabeth said...

Can I enter more than once? I REALLY want to win. Pick me...pick me...pick me.

Actually what I could really go for is some of that faux grass. Mine is making me nuts. Not only because I am the only one ever around to care for it but because it is all dry and weedy. I love dad's business ideas. I'll take the faux grass with the rub on grass stain pen (for sentimental reasons) and the Saturday morning "lawn mower" sound affect CD.

Sal Gal said...

I like the idea of faux grass, what about faux trees, shrubs, flowers...lets make the whole yard easy!

Mommy Bethy said...

my sister lives on this street. they just built this house. i hear they are getting divorced...so sad! the fence is plastic too!!! i wish i had known you were going to be there!!

Jim said...

Wait!!...Wait!!..Pick me!...Pick me!!

As a side note, our Bonnie Jo was the ultimate professional on the house she did yesterday~it looked great!

mandy* said...

I went to a party and the homeowners had faux grass. It took a while for me to understand what was going on. Faux fur... Faux hawk... Faux grass??!?

Ralphie said...

Oh, - I love contests! I am in Seattle right now where everything is green year round--beautiful. However, on Ceemar, my house is now the one that everyone looks at and thinks, "how sad that the owner doesn't take pride in the trees and shubbery." I would love the faux lawn (Andy, too, since he's the one who comes over to mow, edge, and feed them). However, I draw the line at plastic fencing. One of my worries is that if we all go faux, will it soon be like everyone's teeth--perfectly lined up and whiter than natural? What do you think? I still want to win the prize. Thanks for thinking of it, Bon-bon. Love you. B

Rae said...

Hi! I just returned home this morning from a week long vacation. Since I was gone my lush green grass turned brown and crunchy. sigh... I would love to have green grass year round and NOT have the maintenance! Grass is a lot of work!!! :)

P.S. I found your blog via Miss Jen! :)

V & Co. said...

okay i love the idea of the faux grass because then it would look perfect all the time and i wouldnt have to worry about weedwacking! and second i loooove free stuff! pleasee pick me!

Brooke said...

Can you come and make my home into a craftsman style home? (I wish it were that easy:)...)
I am impressed with you work.
I think I'll skip out on the faux grass...well maybe I'll take it in the winter.

Bonnie said...

Brooke you are right, of course. We have enough fake stuff surrounding us but just think of the liberating qualities~that part I love. Thanks for joining in, I recognize you from Jen's blog.

Jenny said...

I think faux grass is a great idea!

Clover Cottage said...

Hi. I'm Chastity from clovercottage.blogspot.com

I am thrilled to have found your site through your daughter's blog. Whatever you are giving away will be great.

Emily said...

Yes, love the faux grass! And while we're at it...how about a few faux trees with some faux squirrels that my crazy barking chihuahuas can actually catch up to! Good times....

Love ya, Bon!

Emily

schoolgirl said...

Green grass all year round...hmmm...pinch me, am I dreaming? I want it! If only it didn't take something green to get it in the first place.

Lanette said...

Thanks for having the drawing after girls camp - everyone came back alive!! I'm all for faux - when the Oak comes down I'm looking into it!

I hope I win the prize....

girlsmama said...

I like the idea of no upkeep! But, I also like walking in the grass barefoot. Hmmm...maybe I'll have to walk in it to decide.

Jim said...

Hi Love. WOW 22 Comments. This is #3 for me... Is there a prize for 'most entries'?

Bonnie said...

No triple comments do not get triple entries but if you get Michelle from work to comment she could win a prize and you could get a double entry.

penguinsandladybugs said...

My cousin lives in Las Vegas andhe has faux grass...he said most do out there b/c the heat makes it impossible to grow the real stuff. I am new to your blog, but I'll get back....I am decorating challenged and my house is looking sad....I'm hoping reading your blog will somehow rub off on me :) I am wondering if the longest comment will up my chances for winning....just kidding (and I did not just say all that to make my comment longer--and it just keeps growing and growing).